Conclusion: Datel's Action Replay offers a value for money package which Gamecube owners will find useful not only for the cheat code system, but also the fact that at long last you can play games such as Animal Crossing from other regions without having to modify hardware or importing sometimes expensive region specific Gamecube's with power converters.
Summary: Ben gives the GameCube Action Replay a whirl on both PAL and NTSC systems.
Pros: Great solution for PAL gamers who want to run NTSC games as well with or without cheats, Overall interface is clear and simple to use., Useful for players who want to cheat or complete games with help on their own system format
Cons: Cheats are limited to what CodeJunkies eventually hack for you., Doesn't detect a WaveBird unless you hold a button on boot-up., Infrequent PAL code updates -- NTSC games seem to get preferential treatment., No Disc case? That's just bizarre., On-sceen keyboard is clunky., PAL games on NTSC systems can often glitch when running with codes.
Conclusion: Finally, the Gamecube Action Replay is here, with only minor faults. If you're stuck on a game, get it. If you will be stuck in a game some time in the future, get it. If you want to just play around with a game, get it. If you want to play import games, get...the FreeLoader. I think that covers just about everyone...